Friends of Harwich International Shanty Festival
Our festival is very proud of its close ties with the local community and the loyal support of both local people and businesses and those who travel from further afield.
We endeavour to provide entertainment to suit all pockets, from the many free events throughout the town to the ticketed events, including concerts, barge trips and workshops.
Needless to say the expense of running the festival rises each year. To help offset these costs and to ensure the continuance of the festival, we are always actively engaged in securing necessary funds and the festival organisers obtain no financial benefit from running the festival. In fact quite often the opposite!
One of the ways in which supporters can help ensure the future of the festival is to consider becoming a “Friend”. We began the Friends scheme 3 years ago, with a limited, but welcome take up, but we are now increasing and formalising the scheme with an annual membership, running from 31st October each year and benefits including a free compilation CD and festival programme, plus at least one “Friends only” event.
Last year’s festival saw the launch of the new scheme with a talk and social gathering, plus entertainment, as one of the first events of the weekend. The initial event was an encouraging start, with a positive take up and we hope to expand the scheme over the coming year.
Becoming a Friend is a positive way to show your support for the festival and all that it does for Harwich. Individual membership is now priced at £30 and joint membership £50 per year and includes the aforementioned benefits.
You can also now join as an Affiliate Friend for just £10 which includes the Friends Reception but not the complimentary CD or Programme.
|Friend (Single) £30||Friends (Joint) £50||Friend (Affiliate) £10|
You can also join us at anytime during the Festival.
Otherwise, to join as a Friend please send your cheque, payable to Harwich Shanty Festival, to 6, Golden Lion Lane, Harwich, Essex CO12 3NG, or send via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure you mark the payment as “Friend” and include your contact details, including name, address & email address